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Re: Async DNS lookups

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Async DNS lookups
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:28:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Presumably that would use your basic "spin off a thread that blocks
>> in getaddrinfo and invokes a callback when done" approach, which
>> (according to the blog Tom pointed to) is all getaddrinfo_a does
>> anyways.
> Are we Allowed to spin off a thread in Emacs?

Of course, with the usual restriction: no access to shared data without
proper synchronization.

> If so, this sounds like a no-brainer to do in C instead of in dns.el.

Patch welcome,


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